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NY N007498

March 23, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.0807

Geri Davidson
The Container Store
500 Freeport Parkway
Coppell, TX 75019

RE: The tariff classification of insulated food bag from China

Dear Ms. Davidson:

In your letter dated February 20, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. Your sample is being returned.

The sample submitted, style number 10041266, is a soft-sided insulated food bag that is designed to provide storage, protection, organization, and portability to food and beverages during travel. It is also designed to maintain the temperature of food and beverages. The bag is constructed with an outer surface of polyester woven fabric. The interior is lined with polyvinyl chloride plastic sheeting material. There is a layer of foam plastics between the polyester fabric and the PVC lining. The bag measures approximately 9” (W) x 8” (H) x 6” (D). It features two carrying handles, a top zippered opening, a front zippered pocket, and a back pouch pocket. There is also a removable pouch inside the bag that is constructed of polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA) plastic.

The applicable subheading for the insulated food bag will be 4202.92.0807, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for insulated food and beverage bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 7% ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

HTS 4202.92.0807 falls within textile category 670. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise, which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. The textile category number above applies to merchandise produced in non-WTO member-countries. Quota and visa requirements are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information on quota and visa requirements applicable to this merchandise, we suggest you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” which is available on our web site at www.cbp.gov. For current information regarding possible textile safeguard actions on goods from China and related issues, we refer you to the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Vikki Lazaro at 646-733-3041.


Robert B. Swierupski

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